Andy Williams sang that this is the "most wonderful time of the year." And it is because Belmont Girl Scouts are now taking orders for Girl Scout cookies, joining scouts all over Eastern Massachusetts who are filling out requests as well as holding booth sales for those wanting cookies for the holidays.
The closest booth sale to Belmont currently scheduled will occur at Arlington's Stop & Shop on Mass. Ave. this Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
And this year you can use your phone to find cookies by downloading the Girl Scout Cookie App at Apple's iTunes, Android App and Amazon.com.
Cookies ordered will be delivered the first week of February.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are not just bringing back America’s favorite cookies, including Thin Mints, but are introducing two new flavors this year.
One of the new cookies is Cranberry Citrus Crunch, a crispy cookie full of tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus.
The other is a gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread, available in limited supply at $5 a bag, to be shipped in January and must be pre-ordered. (All other cookies are $4 a box.)
And if you didn't know already, the other cookies are Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
The Eastern Massachusetts Council is selling cookies from now through March 4.
Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. Your purchase means you get tasty cookies—and a girl learns a lifetime of skills, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
During the cookie sale, girls work towards a common goal as part of a team. The money earned from cookie activities helps the troop partake in service projects, go on field trips, purchase patches, attend summer camp and so much more.